The Swiss Family Robinson

The Swiss Family Robinson

Book - 1994
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"For many days we had been tempest-tossed...the raging storm increased in fury until on the seventh day all hope was lost."

From these dire opening lines, a timeless story of adventure begins. One family will emerge alive from this terrible storm: the Robinsons--a Swiss pastor, his wife, and four sons, plus two dogs and a shipload of livestock. Inspired by Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe , this heartwarming tale portrays a family's struggle to create a new life on a strange and fantastic tropical island. There each boy must learn to utilize his own unique nature as their adventures lead to difficult challenges and amazing discoveries, including a puzzling message tied to an albatross's leg. But it is in the ingenuity and authenticity of the family itself, and the natural wonders of this exotic land that have made The Swiss Family Robinson , first published at the beginning of the nineteenth century, one of the most enduring and imitated stories of shipwreck and survival.


From the Paperback edition.
Publisher: New York : A.A. Knopf : Distributed by Random House, c1994.
ISBN: 9780679436409
0679436405
Branch Call Number: j F WYSS J
Characteristics: 256 pages : illustrations, map ; 21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Rhead, Louis 1857-1926.

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kleokleopatra66
Jul 17, 2015

a truly classic story and keeps you interested throughout the book. a bit hard to read because of the old english language and with that some unusual expressions. much enjoyed reading it.

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manduca
Jul 09, 2015

This is a marvelous book. I enjoyed it as a boy and I recently finished reading it to my 8 year old son, who pronounced it one of his very favorite books. The book deals with a family who works hard together to survive the challenges of life alone on an island after a shipwreck. Adventures and a can-do attitude fill the book. 5-star!

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colinmccormack
Jul 08, 2015

I enjoyed the ending and creativity to build the treehouse with so many functions. I found the part of the ending where they were rescuded a bit dissapointing for such a well written book.

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westonford
Feb 24, 2015

the last time I read this I was about 8 and (somehow) even at that age I loved it, so I'm going back to find out what it was all about...

JCLBreH Jun 18, 2014

The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann Wyss is a story about a family who are shipwrecked on an uninhabited island.
The ship was being tossed by angry waves. The whole crew and captain were gone. The only ones remaining on board was the Robinson family. They found an Island and the adventure begins. This is a classic novel.

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Violet_Giraffe_81
Feb 02, 2012

This book is boring...
Would NOT recommend.

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Feb 02, 2012

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westonford
Feb 24, 2015

after being the only survivors of a shipwreck, the Robinson family came to an island an began a series of adventures to save their lives.

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